Easy Gluten Free Egg Fried Rice (or special fried!)

29th May 2020
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I feel like my Gluten Free Egg Fried Rice is one doesn’t even really justify the word “recipe” because its THAT easy. To be honest, I thought it was going to be super duper tricky so I’d put it off for years but now we have it every week without fail.

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It’s not just for a Chinese Fakeaway!

It really hasn’t got to be a side dish in your fakeaway. Sometimes I just whip up a portion for lunch and add a load of extras from the “Special Fried Variations” list below to make it “extra special fried!”.

“Special Fried” Variations

You can literally chuck ANY meat or veg into this. Just make sure you add it within the right part of the recipe – i.e. raw meat/fish goes in the pan first and until its cooked through and then add the veg and any cooked meat afterwards.

Here’s a few ideas:

  • Meat: prawns, chicken, beef (all chopped up really small)
  • Veg: peas, carrots, peppers, green beans, broccoli, sweetcorn, mushrooms (all chopped up small too, excl peas and carrots obviously!)

How do you decide to whether to use raw or cooked meat & veg? Its definitely a preference thing but here’s what I do:

  • Meat: personally, I think prawns are always better from raw. Doesn’t seem to make a difference with chicken & beef – either way is fine either way.
  • Veg: think its best to soften the carrots, green beans and broccoli before adding to the mix . To do this, just chop it into small pieces and place into a pan of boiling water for 4-5 mins. I just chuck the rest in from raw as they cook so quickly anyway.

Before we get started, I just wanted to let you know that I have tons more fakeaway recipes you could pair with this. They’re all here in “My Gluten Free Guide to Fakeaways”

Gluten Free Egg Fried Rice

A super simple recipe for gluten free egg fried rice so you can make the takeaway classic at home! Easily adaptable to anything you've got in the fridge too!!
**Check out my Instagram highlight "Egg Fried Rice" for a cook-a-long video on how to make this!
Prep Time7 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: gluten free chinese, gluten free dinner, gluten free fakeaway, gluten free lunch


  • 50 grams rice
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp gluten free soy sauce - aka tamari
  • 1 tsp sesame oil - don't leave this out!!! essential ingredient 🙂
  • Sprinkle of spring onion - optional

For special fried rice

  • Handful of raw/cooked meat - e.g. 3 prawns or half a chicken breast
  • Handful of raw/cooked veg - frozen peas & small cubes of cooked carrot is the traditional option but more ideas in the "special fried" section above


  • Start by cooking your rice as per the instructions on the packet.
    >Personal preference on how to cook rice: Boil a pan of water, add the rice, reduce to a simmer for around 7-10mins until soft.
  • Once cooked, drain the rice and run under cold water to stop it cooking. Set aside.
  • Beat your egg in a bowl. Set aside.
  • Add the gluten free soy sauce, sesame oil and spring onion to a frying pan. Heat the pan to a medium-high temperature and leave for 20 secs to allow to onion to soften.
  • If you're using raw meat/fish, add that to the pan and cook through.
    >I recommend chopping the meat/fish into small pieces!
  • Add the rice and any raw/cooked veg or cooked meat/fish you'd like to use to the pan.
    >Best to cut these into small chunks too!
  • Give it a good stir and cook for a few mins until it has warmed through.
  • Make a well in the middle of the frying pan. Add the beaten egg into the well.
  • Don’t stir – just leave it to cook slightly!! Once the edges start to cook (like my picture – or like an omlette!), stir the egg in the well until its cooked completely.
    >Don't mix in the rice at this stage but don't worry if a few bits get in the egg!
  • Once the egg is cooked, mix everything together, breaking up the egg with your spoon/spatula.
    >Don't worry about being delicate here, just go for it and get mixing!!!
  • Press the egg fried mix into the pan a little, so it gently "fries" the rice. You only need to do this for a few mins.
  • Taste and add more sesame oil or gluten free soy if you'd like to.
  • Enjoy!!!!
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